My friend Shane from Wall Street Fighter has offered up some constructive criticism of Wallstrip. He asks the questions we ask everyday.
His main concern is not enough comments on the show. It’s my wish to have 50 plus comments per day. The free ideas he offered are all pretty much awesome so thanks Shane.
I admit that I have no answers or holy grail for community, increasing the conversation, or traffic. We have been and continue to try different things.
Yes, there are shortcuts and tricks (we try some) and tools (we want to try them all). The tools are what this show even possible.
BUT, in the end, you can’t force a conversation. It happens or is earned. I believe it takes time. If we or our fans Digg and Message Board our shows to death, we will get the herds, but not the real fans. I have seen the traffic from these efforts. They read, and puke comments (mostly anonymous) on your site and leave forever.
Last Friday, we had slower traffic on our site, but 18,000 views of our “Cramer job Interview” over at VSocial.com. Our Proctor and Gamble show had 10,000 views at AOL Uncut. Most of our Subscribers are now at iTunes. Over 100 blogs carry our widget. As far as I can tell, we are the only show offering a show widget. Wallstrip should be consumed at the points of convenience for each consumer. It is our job in this era of Web 4.48 to give it to them WHERE THEY ARE.
In 60 plus days, Wallstrip the brand has had a huge amount of impressions from all the outside forces.
That said, our core fans should get MORE for coming to see the show at our site and we are working hard at adding more content and conversation starters.
We are open to suggestions as always.